Crude Oil Price: An Indicator of Consumer Spending

By Natalie Li and Eva Lin. New York University.

As the most major source of energy, crude oil has a significant impact on political and economic dynamics around the globe. The price of oil, therefore, directly and indirectly affects our daily lives. Continue reading Crude Oil Price: An Indicator of Consumer Spending

Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation: State-Level Policy Factors and Regulatory Stringency

By John Iselin. Reed College.

Hydraulic fracturing is a method of oil and natural gas extraction that allows access to new sources of fossil fuels, but raises new and difficult questions of environmental… Continue reading Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation: State-Level Policy Factors and Regulatory Stringency